Why Mitch McConnell Says He Might Have 'No Choice' But to Consider Impeachment
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conceded Monday that if the House votes to impeach President Donald Trump, he would have “no choice” but to address the matter and hold a trial in the chamber—as is currently required.
“Well, under the Senate rules, we’re required to take it up, if the House does go down that path, and we’ll follow the set of rules,” the Kentucky Republican said on CNBC. “It’s a Senate rule related to impeachment that would take 67 votes to change. So, I would have no choice but to take it up.”
The chances that McConnell may soon have to face that reality have become increasingly likely, as House Democrats are surging forward with their newly launched impeachment proceedings amid news that Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate a political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. As of now, there remains little-to-no likelihood the GOP-controlled Senate would either change the rules or convict Trump and oust him from office.
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That’s ok Turtle man …your shit will come up for election again only this time you will have Chump in your pant load.
October 1, 2019 at 2:20 PM #169679Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Might? There is no “might,” you turtle-headed motherfucker, the Constitution requires the Senate have a trial if the House votes to impeach.
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October 2, 2019 at 4:56 PM #171269jerry611Participant
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Well the Constitution doesn’t say the Senate must. But it apparently is in the Senate rules from what I understand. But they could also dismiss it outright. That happened with Andrew Johnson. The House impeached Johnson on 11 articles. The Senate dismissed a number of them outright and held a 3 day trial on the others. Johnson survived by 1 vote.
Also, the Senate will decide the timeframe and framework. In other words the Senate can limit the time the House managers have to make the case and limit the scope. So the Senate might only give the House 1 day to present the case. So the House is not going to be allowed to turn this into a show trial and go on and on about Russia and other stuff.
Justice Roberts would be the judge in an impeachment trial, but he would also be bound by the Senate rules and framework.
October 1, 2019 at 3:39 PM #169764GZeusHParticipant
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Mitch: Oh please, don’t throw me into the impeachment briar patch! Don’t make me talk about impeachment all through an election year.
Dim Bulbs like Adam Schiff: Hell yes, you’re going into the briar patch. It’s the only way us Democrats can lose to a reality TV host a second time.
October 1, 2019 at 4:09 PM #169775bazukhovParticipant
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Poor Mitch. He has to make a choice. Obey the law or break the law.
Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites
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